Sister Sumner Memorial Tree


A memorial tree and accompanying small stone with cut inscription bearing the dedication to Sister Mary Katherine (Kate) Curtain, using her maiden name. This memorial is located in the Gosford Memorial Park.

She enlisted with the Australian Army Nursing Service in Tasmania in 1915 along with three of her sisters.

Following her marriage, she was also known as Mrs Ronald Sumner. Her and her husband were living at Terrigal near Gosford at the time of her death in Sydney in 1932.


Tree planted in memory of Katherine Sumner, ex-nursing sister AANS, by fellow members of the CWA, March 19, 1933.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Sister Mary Katherine Sumner DIED 3 Nov 1932 Aust Army Nursing Service view
Cnr Mann Street and Vaughan Avenue
Gosford Memorial Park
Gosford NSW 2250
Local Government Area
  • Central Coast Council
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Recorded by
Gwen Dundon - Gosford Historian
Established date
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
19 March 1933
  • First World War, 1914–18

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